Monday April 21st 2014

Apps for addiction recovery

April 21st, 2014

Do app users, as a group, have an advantage in terms of maintaining sobriety. Yes! We review here and invite your feedback on using apps for addiction recovery here.

Understanding detox

April 19th, 2014

Detoxing is a period of time during which you go through withdrawal. While detox is a highly individual experience, it's usually pretty uncomfortable. More on understanding detox here.

Help for buprenorphine addiction

April 17th, 2014

Help for buprenorphine addiction includes supervised withdrawal, physical stabilization, and mental health counseling. Learn where to find help and who to ask here.

How long does alcohol last in the body?

April 15th, 2014

One unit of alcohol stays for about 2 hours in the body after consumption. But can effects of alcohol linger? We review here.

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How long does methadone last?

April 11th, 2014

How long does it take before methadone wears off? Generally, after a single oral dose effects can last from 6 to 8 hours, depending on patterns of use. More on duration of methadone effects here.

Can you get high on opioids?

April 10th, 2014

Yes, you can get high on opioids. But how does euphoric effect work in the brain? And what are your risks of addiction or dependence? We review here.

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Meth overdose: How much amount of meth to OD?

April 8th, 2014

Meth overdose amounts vary according to factors such as tolerance, age, weight, and general health. Generally, 50-150 mg of meth are considered heavy doses of meth. But meth overdose manifests no immediate signs. More here.

Signs and symptoms of Percocet addiction

April 7th, 2014

Symptoms of Percocet addiction include doctor shopping, non-prescription use, and continued use of Percocet despite negative life consequences. More signs here.

Recovering from relapse: The 7 R's

April 5th, 2014

What is the best way to get back on track with recovery after a relapse? Addictions therapist Beth Burgess shares the 7 vital steps to recovering from relapse - and coming back even stronger.

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After a drug or alcohol slip up

April 4th, 2014

Don't wallow! Get your life back on track after a slip up. Here, we present a concrete plan of action to catch yourself before you fall too far.

Addiction treatment facilities in Alabama (INFOGRAPHIC)

April 1st, 2014

A snapshot of the addiction treatment scene in Alabama. Graphics and data on inpatient vs. outpatient treatment, client numbers and beds, as well as organizational structure and ways to pay for addiction treatment in the great State of Alabama.

Increasing your self-esteem in addiction recovery

March 31st, 2014

Addicts are prone to low self-esteem, especially in early recovery. So how can you increase your self-esteem? 4 practical tips and suggestions here.

Can addiction be good?

March 30th, 2014

An addiction is something that takes over your life. When treated, addiction can be a blessing in disguise...but there are no good addictions. More on understanding the compulsive urges that characterize addiction here

When drinking is a problem

March 29th, 2014

Objective criteria exists to determine when recreational use of alcohol has become problem drinking. Guidelines and questions to ask yourself here.

The dangers of Molly: Rebranding a fake drug

March 28th, 2014

Counterfeit versions of MDMA are being passed off as Molly. Learn about these combinations and what effects they can cause here.

What is the difference between Oxycontin and oxycodone?

March 27th, 2014

OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not have to be taken as often). But do oxycodone and OxyContin differ in other ways, also? We review here.

What is ecstasy used for?

April 18th, 2014

Originally, ecstasy was used as an appetite suppressant or an aid to psychotherapy. Today, it is used recreationally for its psychoactive effects. More on ecstasy use here.

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Physical addiction to heroin

April 13th, 2014

Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction to heroin? The line is delicate, but there is a difference. More on this distinction here.

Addiction: Is my partner an addict?

April 9th, 2014

Questions to help guide you in identifying addiction in a spouse or partner.

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How long does cocaine last?

April 3rd, 2014

Cocaine levels peak anywhere from 5-45 minutes after dosing (depending on mode of administration), but metabolites can last for days in your system. Personal tolerance, use, and exposure patterns also determine how long cocaine lasts. We examine more here.